NEW YORK: Wall Street rose on Friday, with the S&P 500 index hitting a record intraday high for the seventh time this month, as gains in technology heavyweights Alphabet and Amazon more than made up for losses in energy shares.
Nearly one-third of S&P 500 companies have reported earnings so far this second-quarter reporting season. Of those that have reported, 69% have exceeded profit estimates, above the average 63% beat rate in a typical quarter.
The S&P 500 capped the slowest trading week in 2016 with a record close Friday. An average of roughly 5.9 billion U.S. shares changed hands per day this past week, about 1.7 billion fewer shares than has been typical so far this year and the quietest ...
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